Purpose of Internship: The intern will assist with research, planning and writing for upcoming exhibitions, assist with the administration of artist opportunity programs, and help to plan and execute public programs.
- This is an excellent opportunity to gain experience in the curatorial and administrative aspects of a major non-profit contemporary art program.
- Learn how exhibitions are conceived, developed, and mounted.
- Learn how BRIC uses its contemporary art exhibitions to engage and educate the public.
- Learn how contemporary art initiatives can be part of larger multi-disciplinary programming.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities: Interns will be assigned to projects depending on their skills and interests. They may include:
- Conduct research on artists; assist with preparation of PowerPoints for upcoming shows.
- Write artist biographies for use in exhibition brochures and catalogues as well as exhibition wall labels.
- Assist with preparation of documents such as artist loan forms and exhibition binders; also contribute to BRIC’s blog.
- Help coordinate the open calls and panel reviews for two major artist-opportunity initiatives, a summer residency program and a year-long Media fellowship.
- Assist in planning and executing programs and public events related to contemporary art exhibitions.
- Assist with gallery docent duties and engage the public in the exhibition.
- Assist with tasks in conjunction with the art sale that is part of BRIC’s annual fall gala.
- Act as gallery attendant for one shift (4-5 hours) weekly.
Upcoming Exhibitions include
Beyond Geography: Contemporary Art and Muslim Experience.
September 12-November 10, 2019
In collaboration with the Brooklyn Historical Society.
President Bodies: Papermaking at Dieu Donne
December 4, 2019 – February 2, 2020
In collaboration with Dieu Donne, a papermaking studio and artist residency.
Death Becomes Her
February 19 – April 19, 2020
In collaboration with Green-wood Cemetery.
- Students majoring in art history or curatorial studies strongly preferred.
- Rising juniors or seniors, or those who have just received a BA.
- Good general knowledge of and interest in contemporary art and culture.
- Excellent writing and research skills.
- Good phone and communication skills.
- Highly organized and detailed; ability to keep track of information on multiple projects.
- Knowledge of PC and Mac computers. Computer programs including, Microsoft Word and Outlook, PowerPoint, Excel, and Photoshop.
- Familiarity with basic design programs including Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign.
Minimum 16 hours per week during the academic year for a minimum of 10 weeks, generally during the day, but some evenings will be included for public programs.
BRIC will provide a Metrocard for travel to and from BRIC.
How to Apply
Email firstname.lastname@example.org with subject line: Curatorial Intern. Please write a brief cover letter in the body of the email and attach resume. Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please.